• Student Opportunities and Events

    Dollar Bank's 2020–2021 Tuition Scholarship Contest

    Seniors, win a $10,000 Scholarship from Dollar Bank. See contest rules and requirements for eligibility.



    Free Homework Help

    Monday - Thursday
    Coach Sam's Scholars is offering Free Homework help.
    St. Paul's Community Church | 4:00 - 6:00 pm
    JFK Recreation Center | 12:00 - 2:00 pm and 5:00 - 7:00 pm
    Click here for more information.
    Questions? Call 216-835-4705 or 216-223-3020
    Nordson Builds Scholarships
    Applications Open January 15 - May 15
    • High school seniors or college students enrolling in an accredited not-for-profit postsecondary institution, including a four-year college, community college or trade school
    • Majoring in a field related to science, technology, engineering, mathematics or business and interested in a career in manufacturing
    Click here for details.

    The President's Council Scholarship

    The Presidents’ Council offers this scholarship program to Northeast Ohio African-American high school students with a GPA between 2.0 and 3.0 in grades 10th through 12th. 
    PC Scholars works with these students on our four pillars: academics, life skills, career preparedness and leadership over the course of three years. At the end of their time in the program, students are eligible for scholarships that could range from $1,500 - $3,000 from The Presidents’ Council that are renewable all four years of college and managed by our partner College Now.  
    Right now, we are recruiting current 9th-11th grade scholars for our program for the current academic year. I wanted to share our information with you to see if you could share it with your students and their parents. I would love to present this information to your scholars as well if the opportunity is presented. We do everything we can to help students achieve their dreams and become the best version of themselves. 
    You can find more information at our website, where students can also apply:  https://thepresidentscouncil.com/scholarships/
    American Chemical Society Virtual Summer Camp
    Applications are due by April 26
    This 6-week virtual experience is a great opportunity to immerse yourself in STEM and chemistry-related research with like-minded high school students from across the country. The virtual experience focuses on the following objectives:
    • Lab preparedness
    • Exposure to chemistry careers and the sub-disciplines of chemistry
    • College readiness and professional development
    Want to learn more about the Virtual Summer Camp experience? Read more in the brief student brochure as well as the 2020 Annual Summary, which details the camp activities and structure.”

    ODH Anti-Vaping Video Contest

    Deadline Extended to May 21, 2021
    The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) is sponsoring a contest for high school students to develop anti-vaping videos that will appeal to youth. Students are to create and submit a 25- to 45-second video to address the dangers and negative effects of vaping and e-cigarette use. Three videos and a People’s Choice Award winner will be selected to receive prize money, in the form of scholarships paid into the Ohio 529 College Savings Award, College Advantage.* Any video submissions may be used in statewide media campaigns.
    Click here for details.
    Click here for contest flyer.



    Play it Forward is a free music lesson program for students in grade 6th – 12th in the Cleveland area. Students must live in the City of Cleveland but do not need to attend a school within the Cleveland Metropolitan School District. Students meet twice a week with an instructor for 90 minute lessons. Lessons are set to begin March 22nd and will be in-person.  
    Parents/Guardians and Students will be required to attend an orientation and sign a commitment form. At the moment the Program is a 1-year long commitment that consist of a Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer Sessions. Students must attend and commit to the length of the program and all sessions.  
    Currently we are offering the following:  
    1. Guitars - Glenville Rec T & TH 5-6:30 (Beginner/Intermediate)  
    2. Violins - Cudell Rec M & W 5-6:30 (Beginner/Intermediate)  
    3. Trumpet - Studio 105 T & TH 5-6:30 (Beginners Only)  
    4. Violins - Zone T & TH 5-6:30 (Beginners Only)  
    5. Guitars - Estabrook Rec Center (Beginner/Intermediate)
    Please note that due to COVID-19 to insure everyone’s safety and that we will practice social distancing, seats are limited to only 9 students per site. Students must wear masks at all times!
    Click here for details.

    FREE STEM Summer Enrichment opportunity!!!

    Recent struggles for social justice have awakened many in corporate America to take action. Dominion Energy is pleased to be a part of this latest effort with the National Society of Black Engineers' Summer Engineering Experience for Kids (SEEK).
    This national initiative provides high-quality learning experiences to those who otherwise may not have access to a robust STEM education.
    SEEK is a FREE, three-week summer program that offers an engaging educational experience on cutting-edge topics like drones and coding, all for underrepresented students in grades 3–5. 
    Now, Dominion Energy has joined forces with NSBE in championing this cause and scaling it into more communities. Dominion Energy shall serve as an ‘Anchoring Partner’ for inaugural programs in Richmond (VA), Columbia (SC), and Cleveland (OH).
    The curriculum will be adjusted from a typical full day session to a two-hour virtual setting.
    To learn more, view this short video, which truly encapsulates the SEEK program and how it is piques students’ interest and curiosity in STEM.
    Click here for details.

    Ohio State Young Scholars Program

    2021 Application Available
    Deadline: Friday, April 16, 2021
    The application is available at https://osu.embark.com/apply/ysp2021.
    As we launch our NEW YSP online application we will also be hosting several virtual YSP information and application support sessions. All sessions are open to school representatives and prospective families. 
    Session II: YSP Application Q & A Sessions
    • Monday, April 5, 5:30 pm
    • Wednesday, April 7, 11:30 am
    • Thursday, April 8, 5:30 pm
    To access all sessions, visit: Zoom link: https://go.osu.edu/applytoysp       
    Password: YSP21
    Free Remote Drop-In Tutoring Available to K-12 Learners
    The Community Learning Center at Cleveland State University hosts FREE drop-in remote tutoring via Zoom:
    Mondays: 4:00-5:00
    Wednesdays: 5:00-6:00
    Saturdays 11:00-12:00
    Sundays: 3:00-4:00
    Visit their website or contact me for more information.

    NSBE Summer Engineering Enrichment Program

    Application Deadline: Friday, April 23rd
    The National Society of Black Engineers' Summer Engineering Experience for Kids (SEEK) program is a summer program that exposes under-served 3rd-5th-grade students to STEM and STEM fields. The program was established in 2007 in Washington D.C. and has since burgeoned into a national program serving cities like Chicago, Oakland, Los Angeles, Detroit, Atlanta and more.
    SEEK is a FREE, three-week engineering immersion program. It’s a national evidence-based program proven to increase students’ proficiency in math and science and their interest in engineering.The program employs college engineering students who serve as instructors and program facilitators. With respect to the pandemic, this year’s program will be 100% Virtual. The curriculum will be adjusted from a typical full day session to a two-hour virtual setting. NSBE SEEK was cognizant of the potential for ‘virtual overload’ for students and parents on the heels of a virtual school year, and adjusted the program accordingly.
    Click here for program flyer.
    Visit https://seek.nsbe.org/ to apply.
    Tri-C Financial Aid Nights
    Are you a current or prospective student looking for information about the FAFSA or Tri-C’s financial aid process? Join us the third Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. for a live, interactive virtual session!* 
    *Sessions take place via Webex. Easy to access from any device.
    Click here for details.

    Virtual College Tours

    Typically the FACE department offers FALL college bus tours. Due to COVID-19 we are not able to take families and scholars on these tours.
    We have worked with several universities and colleges to offer virtual college tours. The list of dates and ZOOM meeting links are below. We hope that you will take this opportunity to explore the possibilities in the virtual realm with your scholar.

    CGCS-Bernard Harris Math and Science Scholarships

    Deadline to apply is April 9, 2021
    The Council of the Great City Schools and Dr. Bernard Harris strongly believe that education is key to progress, development and economic growth in our country. This scholarship is part of their efforts to support students of color who plan to pursue math- and science- related degrees. Four scholarships for two boys and two girls, with a value of $5,000 each, will be awarded in May 2021 to two Black and two Hispanic students currently completing their senior year of high school in a member district of the Council of the Great City Schools. . Applicants must be accepted for full-time enrollment at a four-year college or university in the next academic year and pursuing a degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM). 
    Click here for details.

    Girl League

    Girl League is a project of the Junior League of Cleveland. We are shifting to a virtual program to best support our community. In its’ 10th year, attendees will engage in an interactive workshop powered by the Soroptimist Dream It, Be It proven curriculum. There will be opportunities for self-expression, development, goal setting and creativity.
    Virtual | April/May TBD
    LOCATION: Zoom
    WHO CAN ATTEND Girls, 10-14 years old
    CONTACT Lee Ann Cochran, CochranLAS@gmail.com
    DREAM IT, BE IT Impact and History

    Tri-C Financial Aid Nights

    Are you a current or prospective student looking for information about the FAFSA or Tri-C’s financial aid process? Join us the third Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. for a live, interactive virtual session!* 
    *Sessions take place via Webex. Easy to access from any device.
    Click here for details.

    Virtual Learning Opportunities for Parents/Caregivers

    There are many community partners, agencies and organizations offering FREE online learning opportunities. Please check out the offerings below to attend a variety of workshops on topics which will assist you with supporting your family and gain new skills. These offerings include Online Computer Training, free high-quality courses, and career training programs online, and SEL and academic workshops to support scholars and families. Check them out on our Parent University webpage.